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Henry Phillips - Summary

Date of Birth: 1779

Date of Death: 08/03/1840

Gender: male

Nationality: British

Notable dates

  • Baptized 15/10/1780

Occupation: Botanist


Henry Phillips, writer on horticulture, was born in Henfield, Sussex. Early in his career Phillips designed the Kemp Town district of Brighton. He later designed an oriental garden containing a giant conservatory which collapsed during construction. Phillips was a member of the Horticultural Society and, in 1825, was elected a fellow of the Linnean Society. Throughout the 1820s and 1830s he published a large number of botanical works. He died of enteritis, at his home, 26 Russell Square, Brighton, on the 8th March 1840.

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